Publisher’s Letter

Small Business Saturday = Super Sales!

Leverage the power of Small Business Saturday to really increase your profits this year. Here are ten tips to get you started.A national initiative, Small Business Saturday encourages customers to shop and support local community... more »

When Opportunity Knocks

It was a really wet spring here in New England. One particularly miserable, wet day had caught me unprepared. I stopped by a local retailer and was relieved to find that she had stocked some... more »

The Long Run

I have always admired the tenacity and passion of small retailers. Take Los Angeles retailer Desiree Galvez for example. Faced with a slowing national economy and the local fallout after a debilitating writers' strike, she... more »

The Power of Networking

Where would we be without our support systems? I know as a publishing professional, I sometimes rely on business networks to bounce off ideas or to trade advice. One of GIFT SHOP's primary missions has... more »

A Fresh Start

I have always loved makeovers—the idea of rejuvenation, of a clean start, is endlessly appealing to me. Since GIFT SHOP is about fresh new ideas and perspectives the idea of a makeover contest seemed like... more »

Navigating Change

First, I want to heartily thank all of you who called us, wrote in and met us at shows to congratulate us on our one-year anniversary. The response to GIFT SHOP has been phenomenal and... more »

Way to Grow!

Spring is the time for a fresh start and for renewal, and practically nothing says renewal like a makeover. We are overwhelmed by the response to our makeover contest! We received numerous worthy applications, each... more »

Happy New Year!

The start of a new year is always a clean slate—for new resolutions and new ideas. I hope you had a wonderful and profitable holiday season. With holiday sales winding down, and new inventory lining... more »

Social Connections


Upcoming Trade Shows

October 18, 2017 - October 21, 2017

Global Sources Gifts & Home Show

Hong Kong,
October 20, 2017 - October 23, 2017

International Jewelry and Merchandise Show

New Orleans, LA
October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017

San Mateo Christmas Cash & Carry Gift Show

San Mateo, CA
October 20, 2017 - October 23, 2017

Mega Show – Part 1

Hong Kong,
October 25, 2017 - October 28, 2017

Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market (Fall)

Dallas, TX
75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
PO Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345
616.887.9008
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